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Catalogue Launch
May 11, 2013, 11:43 pm
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Pavitra Wickramasinghe: The Book of Light and Shadows

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Catalogue Launch

Pavitra Wickramasinghe: The Book of Light and Shadows
Text and design by Taien Ng-Chan
Thursday May 9, 4:30 -7 PM
FOFA Atrium, EV 1-715

Pavitra’s show is amazing and I’m glad to be involved as writer and designer of her catalogue. I wrote a responsive essay-poem for her work, based on her beautiful images and the many conversations we had about her practice. The show is up at the FOFA Gallery until May 24th, 2013. The catalogue is available at the gallery as well.

 



(Re)Activating Objects
February 28, 2013, 12:19 pm
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I will be presenting a short talk about the Acadie Fence at the (Re)Activating Objects conference, Western University (London, Ontario), this Saturday, March 2nd. More info at their website: http://reactivatingobjects.wordpress.com/ and the conference poster below!

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CONTESTED SITE: ARCHIVES AND THE CITY
November 5, 2012, 12:50 am
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(My L’Acadie Fence piece is part of this show happening now at the FOFA Gallery! )

October 22 – November 16
Vernissage + Publication Launch – Thursday November 1, 7-9 PM

Curatorial Statement

Contested Site: Archives and the City is a peer-reviewed exhibition constructed as a complementary discursive engagement with the Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC) conference being hosted by Concordia University this fall. The exhibition highlights the emerging phenomenon of research/creation, which is redefining institutions, pedagogy, funding agencies and artistic practice in a reflexive manner, as perhaps a contested site itself.

The parallels and distinctions between artists’ practices and the responsive fields that surround them are complex, due in part to the differing valuation afforded to each. The works on offer here are primary documents that do not illustrate or expand upon rhetorical concerns, but instead call to the imagination and set in motion experience as indivisible from thought. The exhibition framework is discursive, laying bare the networks, individuals, and communities that collectively construct the perceived whole, while concurrently amplifying the distinct methodologies and media required to do so. To this end, the exhibition is comprised of three distinct methods of publication—gallery exhibition, resource centre, and a boxed set of publications titled, LES CAHiERS. The three sites have been employed as a method of recognizing distinctions within and between practices, and the media specificity of each terrain. While the academic language supporting equivalency within research/creation exists, the site in this expanded field is still one of persistent negotiation.

Curatorial Team:

Christopher Moore (Associate Professor, Department of Design and Computation Arts) and jake moore (Director, FOFA Gallery)

Exhibiting Artists:

LES CAHiERS

June Ying-Li Aldinucci/Peter C. van Wyck, NUMBERING NUMBERS: URBAN SEMIOLOGY AND PRACTICAL PEDAGOGY

Max Beer/Deena Dlusy-Apel, MONTREAL JEWISH MEMORIES

Tess Edmonson + Celia Perrin Sidarous, THE BOOK OF THINGS/ LE LIVRE DES CHOSES

Shauna Janssen, URBAN OCCUPATIONS URBAINES

Douglas Moffat, LOSTENING

François Morelli, MOONWALK

Emmelyne Pornillos/Candice Tarnowski, ORDER

RECTO/VERSO Collective: Tina Carlisi/Joshua Fourney/Katerina Lagassé, MANIFESTATION/DÉMONSTRATION

Jeff Scheible, DEPTH OF FIELD

Matt Soar, FARINE FIVE ROSES

York Corridor Vitrines

Thomas Kneubühler, OFFICE 2000

Main Gallery

Andrew De Freitas, L’ESPACE QUOTIDIEN

Alison Reiko Loader, GHOSTS IN TEH MACHINE: THE INQUEST OF MARY GALLAGHER

Shauna Janssen, URBAN OCCUPATIONS URBAINES

Douglas Moffat, MONTREAL PHONOGRAPHE/VIENNA PHONOGRAPHE

François Morelli, MOONWALK

Celia Perrin Sidarous, THE BOOK OF THINGS

Étienne Tremblay-Tardif, PLAN INTERSECTÉ POUR LA RÉFLECTION DE L’ÉCHANGEUR TURCOT (POLYPTYQUE 08)

Steven Woloshen, CARBON COPIES

Resource Centre

Andrew Forster, YUL COMPETITION/MONTREAL TRAJECTORY

Taien Ng-Chan, ACADIE FENCE

Douglas Moffat, MONTREAL PHONOGRAPHE

Emmelyne Pornillos/Candice Tarnowski, ORDER

Matt Soar, FARINAGRAMS

Ste-Catherine Street Vitrine

École de la Montagne Rouge, TERI TANE NOTE MITI
And more!  See the website at:

http://fofagallery.concordia.ca/ehtml/ContestedSiteArchivesandtheCity.htm



Co-Kisser Poetry-Film Festival in Minneapolis
October 5, 2012, 11:48 pm
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co-kisser website

Four pieces from my CD Roadmaps will be playing at the Co-Kisser Poetry-Film Festival on October 6th! The four pieces are each about driving — a meditation about driving around the city at night, the hypnotic silence of driving on the highway at night, an ode to the comedy of deer signs in different Canadian provinces, and the urge to drive on and never stop…

Screening under the title Roadmaps, these four works will be show at the MCAD Auditorium 150 — 2501 Stevens Avenue South, in Minneapolis, MN, USA. For more information, visit the Co-Kisser website!

www.co-kisser.com



IRHA: The Ephemeral City
September 28, 2012, 1:46 pm
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My short essay “In Transit: The In-Between Spaces of the Urban Commuter” was one of the winners of an essay contest sponsored by L’Institut de recherche en histoire de l’architecture (IRHA), as part of their “Ephemeral City” project. It’s finally up on their website!

http://irhanet.org/ephemeralcity/essays/in-transit-the-in-between-spaces-of-the-urban-commuter/



Cartography and Narratives Workshop in Zurich!
June 9, 2012, 1:38 pm
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Yes, I’m off to Zurich for a few days!

http://cartonarratives.wordpress.com/

This workshop aims to bring together artists, scholars and students from cartography, geography, the humanities and the arts interested in exploring further the relationships between maps and narratives.



ESSAIE at Studio XX
June 5, 2012, 4:07 pm
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Salon Femmes br@nchées 91 / Wired Women Salon 91

TAIEN NG-CHAN
Présentation d’artiste / Artist Presentation

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Le mercredi 6 juin 2012, 19h
Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 7PM

4001, rue Berri (coin Duluth) espace 201

Entrée: 5$, *GRATUIT* pour les membres.
Hors d’œuvres et rafraîchissements seront servis.

Admission: $5, *FREE* for members.
Hors d’œuvres and refreshments will be served.

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Afin de clôturer la saison 2011-2012, le Studio XX est fier de présenter, dans le cadre du Salon Femmes Br@nchées 91, le résultat du travail de résidence de Taien Ng‐Chan et son projet Essaie, qui a eu lieu du 16 avril au 6 Juin. Sous le thème des cartographies de la ville, Emilie O’brien ainsi que Joanna Donehower, collaboratrices du projet, nous présenteront également leurs points de vue. Nous lancerons également le numéro 24 de la revue électronique .dpi sous le thème Fashion/Textile/Technologie , dirigé par la rédactrice en chef invitée Ying Gao.

Closing our 2011-12 programming season at Studio XX, we are pleased to present during our Wired Women Salon 91, the result of artist in residency Taien Ng‐Chan, with her project Essaie, which took place from April 16 to June 6. Under the theme of Mappings of the City, Emilie O’brien and Joanna Donehower, collaborators of the project, will also be presenting their point of views. We will also be launching issue 24 of our electronic publication .dpi, under the theme of Fashion/Textile/Technology, directed by guest editor-in-chief Ying Gao.

http://www.studioxx.org/en/fbr/wired-women-salon-91-taien-ng-chan